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Caroline Wozniacki's emotional reaction after professional career comes to an end

Caroline Wozniacki has bid an emotional farewell to tennis following a third-round Australian Open loss to Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur.

A champion at Melbourne Park two years ago, Wozniacki choked back tears as she paid special tribute to her lifelong coach and father Piotr.
"I usually don't cry, so sorry, but these are the special memories that I will always cherish," said the former world number one.
"It's been a great ride. I'm ready for the next chapter. I'm really excited about what's next to come."
Revered as one of the fiercest fighters women's tennis has ever seen, Wozniacki landed her only Grand Slam crown in Melbourne with an epic victory over Simona Halep in 2018.
Before that, she had made the final of the US Open in 2009 and 2014, losing to Kim Clijsters and Serena Williams in respective years.
Former Australian Open champ Caroline Wozniacki has been overcome by emotion after Tunisian trailblazer Ons Jabeur sent her into retirement in the third-round.
Jabeur backed up her first-round win over 12th seed Johanna Konta with a 7-5 3-6 7-5 win over the 2018 Open champion on Friday.
Following the loss, Wozniacki fought back tears as she reflected on her successful career.
"I think it was really fitting that my last match would be a three setter and that I would finish my career with a forehand error," she said after the loss.
"The things I've wanted to work on for my whole career. I guess this was just meant to be."
When asked about what she would remember the most from her career, Wozniacki got emotional when talking about her father Piotr, who has been her coach throughout her career.
"Obviously the achievements that I had on the court were amazing," she said.
"The fans, the feeling you give us players feels really amazing. The support I've had from my family, especially my dad who has coached me all these years.